Scott Gibson, 38, an inmate at Gatesville state prison, wants to have a sex change at the tax payers expense.

According to KWTX, Gibson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Waco hoping to lift a Texas ban on paying for gender reassignment surgery for prisoners. Gibson, who goes by the name Vanessa, is on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's hormone therapy treatment program, but the final surgery isn't covered.

Vanessa is serving 20 years for murdering another inmate, 13 years for deadly assault attempt on a correctional guard, and 18 years for aggravated robbery in 1994.